New Community Courts in Israel Emphasize Rehabilitation, Not Punishment
A feature story on JDC’s Israeli community court pilot program.
Covering Tyranny, The AP and Nazi Germany: 1933-1945
A major report on the global newswire’s World War II era history, with JDC featured.
JDC, partners deliver 10 tons of matzah in former Soviet Union
A news brief highlights JDC’s Passover efforts including 50,000 + matzah boxes delivered to elderly Jews through its partnerships with the Claims Conference, and through the IFCJ Food and Medicine Lifeline.
New Jersey JEwish News
For a cold like no other, we are there
In an op-ed, JDC CEO David Schizer highlights the work of the Winter Relief program, aiding poor Jewish elderly and families in the former Soviet Union.
The Mercury News
Campbell: Ethiopian teen received free spinal surgery from local doctor
A feature focusing on the lifesaving work of Dr. Rick Hodes, JDC’s medical director in Ethiopia, to aid a 15-year-old Ethiopian teen suffering from scoliosis.
How a single mom revolutionized Moldova’s Jewish community
A major feature published in time for International Women’s Day on Olga Levus, director of JDC’s Jewish Family Service in Moldova.
Charity of the Week — American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
A blurb highlighting JDC as “Charity of the Week” in the widely-read publication focused on news trends and newsmakers in the headlines.
Inspiring a Return to Roots
A piece on JDC’s partnership with PJ Library to strengthen Jewish life and identity In Russia through books and educational materials.
Did U.S. Anti-Immigrant Hysteria Doom the Passengers on the ‘St. Louis’? It’s Complicated.
A feature detailing JDC’s historic role in aiding Jewish refugee passengers from the S.S St. Louis, who were escaping Nazi Germany in 1939.
Shift in Giving Styles Continues
A piece on Jewish philanthropic trends towards start-up models changing Jewish religious and communal life, highlighting JDC Entwine as a leading model.
Times of Israel
For the past 150 years, Alaskan Jews have blazed trails in the last frontier
A piece spotlighting Alaska’s Jews, and a historical exhibit illuminating JDC and Alaska Airlines’ role during Operation Magic Carpet.
The Jerusalem Post
From JDC program participant to JDC professional
A profile about JDC’s Rozi Levi and her journey from Turkey to Israel, including her participation in Szarvas and a trip with JDC Entwine.
Jerusalem art school fosters design talent among students with disabilities
A story on Jerusalem’s Bezalel Academy, quoting JDC’s Avital Sandler-Leoff on challenges facing people with disabilities in Israel and new program areas.
In Ukraine, Finding Home and Rewriting History
An op-ed written by a JDC-BBYO Global Jewish Service Corps Fellow, highlighting JDC’s Active Jewish Teens program and her Ukraine family connections.
The Jewish Week
‘Our Work Has Never Been More Important’
David Schizer, in his first interview since becoming JDC’s CEO, highlights his decision to join JDC, its enduring mission, and new areas of work.
Washington Jewish Week
Aryeh Kalender’s Baltic adventure
A profile on a Latvia-based JDC-BBYO fellow, who is working as a teacher, quoting JDC Entwine Director Sarah Eisenman.
Chasing Challah in Mumbai
A piece on a Jewish-Indian food writer’s recent heritage trip to India, her experiences of JDC’s work there, and the Om Creations challah project.
Times of Israel
JDC’s Social Hackathon aims to help vulnerable Israelis
A piece on the Israel-based JDC Social Impact Hackathon, an event in which state-of-the-art technology was used to solve Israeli social gaps.
Massachusetts Jewish Ledger
Conversation with Susan Firestone
A Q&A interview on a trip participant’s experience with the JDC Ambassadors program to Budapest and Vienna, and the key work JDC is doing around the world.
JDC, partners with Microsoft, HP, and others, for Social Impact Hackathon to Benefit Vulnerable Israelis
A photo feature on the Social Impact Hackathon, an event bringing together programmers, designers, and tech companies to create apps/programs to solve Israeli social gaps.